Jill Biden attended the first 2020 presidential debate in Valentino heels and a green dress from Gabriela Hearst with a sustainable twist.
It all started with the first Earth Day. At least that’s where I personally think the environmental movement really made its first, very public mark. Maybe you remember that day in 1970, maybe not. I was a high school junior back then, and I remember the emphasis on planting more trees and recycling cans and bottles. The spirit of Earth Day has grown enormously and morphed quite considerably. Now we tend to talk about climate change and sustainability. And while most of us have some knowledge in this area, we can be bit shallow on the subject. Yes, I’ll raise my hand first. I get it, but don’t press me for too many details.
In 2015, world leaders signed up to the Paris Agreement. A bold set of ambitious promises set to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and therefore protect our communities, wildlife, oceans and natural ecosystems from the devastating effects of climate change. Nearly five years on, progress has been painfully slow and ineffective. Earlier this year, PACE released their second Circularity Gap Report which highlights that only 9% of the world is circular and that the trends all currently point to that figure getting worse, with resource extraction and emissions of greenhouse gases (GhG) increasing in the past two years.
Disclosures by eight of the world’s largest asset owners on how they approach sustainability are “not matched” by disclosures of how they actually implement it in investments and key decisions like manager selection, according to a new report by the World Bank, which tests its new asset owner disclosure…